November 14, 2011

Farm Birthday Cake

Also required for this past weekend was a birthday cake for Dylan who was turning 6 years old. He wanted a farm cake with animals.  This was actually quite a fun cake to make. Mel tackled the animals and did a great jobs.

The barn was made up of 4 8" chocolate cakes stacked and filled with Oreo cream cheese filling. We covered the barn in red wood textured fondant and black fondant for the roof.  All the animals were made from fondant/tylose mix. The mud was created with brown coloured royal icing and blue tinted piping gel was used for the pond.  A bail of hay (made from fondant) was added and a little vegetable garden. Here are a few close ups of our farm animals.

The cake was picked up by Dylan's mom Mary (Jackson's daycare provider) and she loved the cake. She was sure Dylan would too!

Happy 6th Birthday Dylan!

4 tier wedding cake

This past week Mel & I were busy working on a wedding cake which was delivered Sat Nov 12th. The bride, Tiffany is a former colleague of Melissa's and asked if we could make her wedding cake. She wanted a 4 tier cake and the flowers were to be as close as possible to her table center pieces. Her center pieces were done in beautiful fresh flowers in different shades of red. The flowers included were roses, Calla lilies, daisies, ranunculus and hydrangea.

A 12" chocolate Guinness cake with chocolate ganache & vanilla mousse made up the base, a 10" red velvet cake with a cream cheese butter cream filling followed.  The bride wanted the 4 tier look but did not require all that cake so we decided to do the 8" as a dummy cake to achieve the look she wanted. The 6" top tier was their intention to freeze and enjoy on their 1st wedding anniversary.  The flavour for this tier came down to 2 options we offered; our yummy carrot cake with cream cheese butter cream or a pumpkin apple spice with a Carmel butter cream.  Decisions, decisions......they could not decide.......they asked us to make a decision on the flavour but to keep it a surprise for them so we can not reveal the flavour but I can assure you it will be worth the 1 year wait. 

Here are some more pictures of the cake which is covered in ivory fondant with ivory royal icing scroll work. The flowers and leaves are all made from gum paste and dusted in various shades of red. I think we definitely captured the look Tiffany wanted.

This is the arrangement on the top tier.

A few close ups of the flowers.

Mel and her hubby were guests at this wedding and the bride & groom absolutely loved the cake. At the end of the day our main objective is to make our client happy and we were honoured to have been able to be a part of their special day.


November 5, 2011

40th Birthday

Our dear friend Mary, who by the way is Jackson's daycare provider, asked us to make a special cake for her husband Chis who is celebrating his 40th birthday.  As Chris apparently is a "boob" man, as Mary puts it, she asked if we could make him a pair. Since her kids and other family kiddies will be at the party we made the boobs a little conservative, well you be the judge;

We started with 2 - 1/2 rounds, with 1 vanilla cake filled with cream cheese butter cream and the other is our chocolate Guinness cake filled with an Oreo cream cheese butter cream.  We put them on a heart shaped board and covered the boobs and the board with skin tone fondant.  The bra is black fondant trimmed in red fondant flowers and white edible pearls.

Mary had given us the colours of choice being black & red. She also asked if we could give our boobs a little tattoo.  We painted a little butterfly with edible food colours and dusts.

We also decided to put another tattoo by her belly button, a "C" for Chris and added a little belly button jewelry, non edible crystals.  Mary came by to pick the cake up and loved it.  I'm sure Chris will have no problem taking a bite out of these, hahaha. 

Happy 40th Chris!

Rock Star 1st Birthday

Mel & I had fun with this cake. My daughter Amanda's friend Aleah has a little one turning 1 years old. Rock Star is what little Johnny's parents call him and believe me he is a cutie and who knows one day he may be a rock star. Aleah called and asked if we could make a cake to help little Johnny celebrate his 1st birthday. Of course we were thrilled. The only criteria on this cake was that it has to be a gluten free cake, so Aleah can also enjoy some cake, and the colours chosen for the festivities are blue and silver.  The rest was left up to us so we thought we'd do a play on the "Rock Star" theme.  We started by making a yummy Gluten free orange dream cake, double layer 10"x10" filled it with a cream cheese butter cream with a hint of orange.  Then we covered the cake in a blue fondant, added a little silver here and there and.........well have a look at what we came up with;

The # 1 is made from gum paste with added blue glitter, the guitar is made from blue chocolate using a guitar mold,  with added fondant stars and a little glitter.  All other details are made from fondant.

Here's a close up of the guitar. It's hard to tell from the picture but we had brushed silver dust along the strings to make the guitar strings stand out and little dots of black fondant make up the knobs for the strings. The guitar is inserted into the cake with a lollipop stick.

And we even made a little star smash cake for Johnny to enjoy. This is a glutton free double layer star cupcake with the same cream cheese/orange butter cream filling and covered in butter cream icing. We added little star sprinkles and the "J" for Johnny is made from fondant.

Johnny's dad Chris came by today to pick up the cake and was thrilled with it. Said it fell right into the theme of the party, with stars, guitars, blue and silver.  I'm sure the party will be a big # 1 hit!

Happy 1st Birthday Johnny!
aka;  ROCK STAR!!

November 4, 2011

Whimsical Sweet 16

This cake was just delivered today for a Sweet 16 birthday party.  A previous customer and friend Mary, who's daughter turned Sweet 16 requested this cake for her party being held this evening.  The birthday girl had a vision of what she wanted for her cake.  Colourful and fun is the theme.

The colours, all chosen by Kaitlyn, are a reflection of her fun personality and colours being used for tonights gala.  The bottom tier represents the skirt of her dress which is hot pink lace over a leopard print skirt.

Kaitlyn's name on the bottom tier is made from gum paste as is the #16 on the top of the cake.  The bottom 2 tiers are red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream filling.  The top 2 tiers are dummy cakes (styrofoam forms) covered in fondant. They wanted the look of the full 4 tier topsy turvy but did not require all that cake.

All flowers and other details are made from fondant.  The colours chosen are lime green, hot pink and lilac. The leopard pattern was created by painting brown food colouring mixed with a little vodka on a cream coloured fondant base.  A little glitter was used to set off the flowers, #16 and Kaitlyn's name and a few little crystals were added for a little sparkle.  Mary loved the cake when she picked it up.  Let's hope we lived up to our birthday girl's expectation.

Happy Sweet 16 Kaitlyn!
may all your dreams come true!